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Posted by: Mrs. Singy on Apr 18, 2011 at 01:03:58 PM

While watching the Jackie Robinson Day ceremony at Yankee Stadium April 15, our friend Joe commented about the current players,"These guys have no idea what black players went through back then," as the Rangers and Yankees each donned the number 42 for the night (as did all MLB players) in commemoration of the man who changed baseball.

Joe's comment inspired me to ask my husband, Ken Singleton, on the ride back to the hotel after the game: What was it like as an African-American to play baseball in the 1960's?

"I'm not comparing what I experienced to what African-Americans and Hispanic players went through before me -- because they did all the heavy lifting," said Ken, "but it wasn't great sometimes. It was obvious in some of these cities that people weren't happy that black